I'm both speechless and breathless.
Thanks for the process photos. I had no idea milgrain was added after setting. How on earth do they do that?!
Gorgeous ring, @elizat !! I loved seeing the process backstory to the design and creation of your one of a kind treasure! You’re right about Sako and his dad having a unique and valuable combined skill set. You are fortunate to have tapped into such a wonderful resource, especially for reworking antique components.
I am learning by watching.
You all make a great team! Enjoy your beautiful ring! Love, love that center stone by the way!
Oh goodness! I LOVE Gilda and your have surpassed her with this ruby red rendition.
Love love love this, every facet. Wow!!!
I just love diamonds framed with colored stone French cuts. That halo outline is so unique and beautiful. A stunning ring all around. You got the best of the best as far as diamond and rubies. Awesome!
There are no words...I'm almost speechless. The sheer level of perfection and artistry is amazing. And I love that you chose rubies, they are so rich, and the entire look is flawless. Congratulations on owning yet another incredible piece!
Thank you!Incredibly beautiful!
Such a beautiful masterpiece - really a special treasure - wear in happiness!
That is a stunning creation, the matching of the rubies is superb! Even my husband was impressed, and he is a hard sell...Congrats!
That is gorgeous so glad to finally read the story behind it. What a stunner!! What happened to Gilda? Was she “the one who got away”? In any event this piece is just divine!!
@elizat You already know what I think. But I’m feeling rhymey tonight. So.
An unsurprising inspiration! Because -
a coveted ring, this Gilda was...
But emeralds, delicate, in yellow
your gorgeous diamond, I agree, would swallow
Now rubies! And such substantial weight!
An heirloom Sako would create
with *actually* pink-less, purple-less reds,
and patina to mask the metal spreads,
and profile low for daily wear -
hefty comfortable flair
And after a year and a half of waiting
“I quite like it” without hesitating!!
Resplendent’s very aptly due
and happy Valentine’s to you
Love the color of the center diamond
My goodness but that is lovely! Might have to try it on. Just for a minute.
So, so wonderful! As is the story of how hard it was to make this ring and the red rubies that were sacrificed in the process. We like to say in the antiques subforum: “They don’t make them like that anymore.” In this case, it WAS made like that for you. A heirloom piece!
Hooo-leee schmoles !!!!
(and yeah, that's about as articulate as it's getting for now.)
Simply breathtaking! I would never have thought Gilda could be surpassed, but holy cow.....
Utterly stunning. The craftsmanship is mind blowing!
It is indeed! She is a beauty!! Congrats!